Adams, Barbara E.

Barbara E. Adams, 66, of North Henderson, IL, died 11:18 A.M. Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.

She was born May 15, 1948 at Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of Edwin and Florence (Zuck) Murk.  She was raised and educated in Galesburg, where she graduated from Galesburg High School in 1966.

Barbara married Donald E. Adams in Galesburg on March 29, 1968 and he survives.

She was a homemaker and worked in the carpentry and building business with her husband for 25 years.  She served as an EMT with the Alexis-North Henderson Ambulance service for 14 years.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of North Henderson.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Donald, son Michael Adams of Wataga, Illinois, daughter Michelle Adams of North Henderson, Illinois, Mother, Florence Murk of Galesburg, daughter-in-law, Crystle Adams of Onieda, Grandchildren, Benjamin and Madelyn Adams of Onieda, sister, Rebecca Goss of Galesburg and brother, Rodney (Julia) Murk of Edelstein, IL along with aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her father, Edwin Murk preceded her in death.

Cremation has been accorded and memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Zion Lutheran Church, North Henderson with Rev. Beth Hamilton.  Friend may call on Thursday morning at the church where her family will be present for visitation from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.  Memorial may be left for Zion Lutheran Church.  Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be left at